Spice up your life on Nov. 10

Spice up your life on Nov. 10

New fun run in Chemainus brings community together

Spice up your life on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Chemainus.

That’s when the inaugural 5K Family Fun Pumpkin Spice Run will take place at 10 a.m. The event is being organized by the Chemainus Business Improvement Association, with all proceeds donated to Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association.

Th Spice Run encourages healthy lifestyles, bringing the community together and promoting Chemainus’ visibility, all for a great cause. The flat route takes runners along the TransCanada Trail through the downtown core and finishes at Waterwheel Park.

Everyone is welcome to take part and the big post-race community party in the park will feature treats, prizes and loads of fun.

“We saw a need to organize a fun run in Chemainus,” explained Shelley Johnstone, CBIA coordinator. “These active events are a great way to meet new people, promote well-being, celebrate our amazing community and give our businesses exposure during the shoulder season.”

There used to be a three-mile race in Chemainus, known as the Twilight Shuffle, that was a huge success in Chemainus and ran for many years, attracting participants from the local area, all over the Island and the Lower Mainland.

It’s hoped this event can become just as much of a fixture.

More details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We’ve seen huge community excitement about this event,” added Johnstone. “As the only fun run taking place in Chemainus, this event promises to be very popular with locals and families from neighbouring communities.”

There are many ways to get involved by registering and participating, volunteering or just cheering on the runners. Business support is also being sought for sponsorship and in-kind donations.

The cost will be $10 for adults to register and $5 for children/youth. Registrations can be done online at https://raceroster.com or pick up forms at Beyond the Usual in Chemainus, the Chemainus Health Food Store or Impulse Pizza. Register before Nov. 1 to receive a free pumpkin prize pack.

For information, contact Johnstone at 250-800-1164 or coordinator@chemainusbia.com.